A Moray village store and its customers have been praised for supporting lifesaving efforts in the area with a donation of £1,000.
Visitors to the shop in Findhorn have put cash in a collection tin to support the Moray Inshore Rescue Organisation (Miro), which is based in the village.
The charity responds to emergency calls along the coast between Nairn and Burghead.
Jock McEwan, Miro’s fundraising coordinator, said: “We are very grateful to all of the outlets who display a MIRO donation tin as this is an important source of fundraising for us.
“A few pence of change donated can collectively mount up and really make a difference.”
Richard Cross, proprietor of Findhorn Village Store, said: “Although Miro covers the area from Nairn to Burghead, it is based in Findhorn and is a charity that is very close to the hearts of residents in the village.”
Miro responded to 15 incidents during 2018 and its most recent callouts included two trawlers taking on water in Burghead and reports of a dog in difficulty near the same village.
The charity has distributed 42 collection tins throughout the local area but the shop in Findhorn is the first to reach the £1,000 landmark.